Block: The East Sida Chevy Rida

Russell “Block” Spencer is the definition of a hustler. He has his hands on many positions in today's Hip-Hop; CEO of Block Entertainment, President of Bad Boy South, 1/3 owner of Sho Nuff Records, and is the ear to the streets to two of the industry's most important executives Lyor Cohn and Kevin Liles. Block takes time with WordofSouth.com to give us updates on his movement.

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Block Enterprises, Bad Boy South partner for new mixtape with DJ Drama

Together with The Aphilliates and DJ Drama, Russell “Block” Spencer of Atlanta-based Block Enterprises will soon release a new mixtape featuring some of the South's most promising talent.
American Gangsta: Gangsta Grillz Special Edition will include tracks from the latest Boyz N Da Hood album, Back Up N Da Chevy.

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Block Ent and DJ Drama team up for “American Gangsta" mixtape

Block Enterprises Russell “Block” Spencer has teamed up with The Aphilliates and DJ Drama for the Hottest Mixtape to come out of the South, “American Gangsta: Gangsta Grillz Special Edition.”

“American Gangsta” is the first release from Atlanta-based Block Enterprises' renewed joint venture with Diddy's Bad Boy South Records and will introduce the newest Block Enterprises signing, Gorilla Zoe. Zoe, the newest member of Boyz N Da Hood, makes his Block Enterprises debut on “American Gangsta” with a self-titled track featuring the man himself, Russell “Block” Spencer.

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JC - New artist to Block Ent/Bad Boy South

The voice of Justin “JC” Crowder offers music lovers all over the world a distinctive, soulful R&B sound. The 21-year-old, Nashville, Tennessee native captivates audiences not only during live performances; but also, with his debut independent album, “All of Me”. JC, nicknamed Lotto by Yung Joc, is the newest member of the elite Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South family.

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Yung Joc goes from Hip-Hop Nobody to Grammy nominee

Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South recording artist Yung Joc is set to put the cap on a year that saw him rise up from the streets of Atlanta to the platinum heights of hip-hop stardom.

Among the recent highlights is the news of Yung Joc's first-ever Grammy Awards nomination. The ATL-based rapper – whose debut album, “NEW JOC CITY,” premiered in the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts this past spring – got the nod for “Best Rap Song,” honoring his #1 smash, “It's Goin' Down.” The 49th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on “Grammy Sunday,” February 11th, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Bad Boy takes another spin around the Block

Block Enterprises and Bad Boy South have renewed their highly successful joint venture, it was announced today by Bad Boy CEO Sean “Diddy” Combs and Russell “Block” Spencer.

The Atlanta-based Block Enterprises and Bad Boy South first joined forces for the 2005 release of the hit debut album from Boyz N Da Hood, which premiered at #1 on both Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts, while entering the Billboard 200 at #5.

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The Raw Report - The Jocumentary

New dvd from The Raw Report.

From the streets of Atlanta to the red carpet of the BET Awards “It’s Going Down”. Follow Young Joc as he shows you the pain of his past, the state of his present, and the promise of his future. The Raw Report in conjunction with Bad Boy South and Block Entertainment proudly present Young Joc: The Jocumentary. Guest appearances from Sean “P Diddy” Combs, Jim Jones, Kevin Liles, Rick Ross, Paul Wall, and many more.

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5 things to know about Yung Joc

The Southeastern Battle of the Bands takes place Sunday at 3 p.m. at Legion Field. As if the middle school, high school and college bands aren’t entertainment enough, rapper Yung Joc will be hosting the proceedings. Tickets are $12 in advance (through the schools, JB’s House of Fashions, Golden Corral, Music-N-More) and $15 day of show. First, though, here are some things you might want to know about Yung Joc:

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Yung Joc continues quick rise to the top with the help of Block and Diddy's Bad Boy South

Hip Hop Front found an interesting article on Young Jos's rise in the rap game. The article/interview below shows Russell “Block” Spencer's and Diddy's influence on helping Young Joc get to where he is today, with a great album in stores and in the media.

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Young City arrested for armed robbery

Young City, also known as Choppa from MTV's Making The Band 2, has been arrested and detained on an outstanding warrant for armed robbery. Choppa, whose real name is Kevin Barnes, was stopped for speeding in a Gwinnett County suburb of Atlanta last month (July 31) and was arrested when police discovered the unresolved warrant stemming from an alleged incident in Baltimore.

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Yung Joc: Project Runway

Yung Joc’s catchy hit “It’s Going Down” was deemed the motto of AllHipHop.com’s 3rd Annual AllHipHop Week and the headlines the House of AllHipHop Fashion Show tonight (Aug. 7) in New York City (Tickets can be purchased at the door or Ticketmaster)!

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Official Myspace of Block Entertainment

Remember to visit Block Entertainments new MySpace page to see news about Block and Bad Boy South.

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The Hood 2 Hood Talent Search Reality Show

The Hood 2 Hood Talent Search Reality Show is hosted by Block Enterpise/Bad Boy South’s A&R, Big Duke of Boyz N Da Hood and Dallas Based D-Town Records(Eieg, LLC) will be the Host Label for Texas and DTR’s CMC Custom Made Click featuring LG3 will be the featured Artist. D-Town Records(Eieg, LLC) responsibilities will be to showcase some of Texas hottest artist that haven’t signed with a Label and give them a chance to get some major exposure. Nate Edwards CEO/Founder of D-Town Records has put into place a D-Town team to be recond with. I want this show to be flawless states Nate Edwards, D-town Records CEO/Founder.

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Bad Boy South President 'Block' hosting Block

Block Entertainment, in conjunction with Atlanta's V-103, is set to host a series of block parties this summer, organized by Bad Boy South’s President, Russell “Block” Spencer.

A total of four Summer Block Parties will be held every two weeks with the first one taken place today (June 21) from 2pm-8pm.

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Yung Joc #1 Hip-Hop Album

Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South recording artist Yung Joc has scored the ..1 spot on Billboards Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts with his debut set, NEW JOC CITY. The album also debuted in the ..3 spot on the Billboard 200.

NEW JOC CITY features the smash single, Its Goin Down, which is now in its fifth consecutive week at ..1 at Urban radio nationwide, and its second week at ..1 at CHR/Rhythmic stations. The companion video for Its Goin Down is the ..1 most-played video on BET, where Yung Joc is a Rated Next artist, as well as in Big Ten rotation on MTV and Elite 8 rotation on MTV2.

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Yung Joc interviewed by AHH

Yung Joc After signing Outkast nearly twelve years ago, Antonio “L.A.” Reid predicted that Atlanta would become the Motown of the South. It seemed like a bold prediction considering that Jermaine Dupri was the only person moving big Soundscan units at the time. No one doubts that prediction now, as artists like Outkast, Ludacris, Lil' Jon and T.I. dominate the charts. While the ATL has given us Snap, Trap, Crunk Music and everything in between, newcomer Yung Joc is determined to play the role of Barry Gordy in the new Motown.

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Yung Joc interview by HipHopGame

Adding his chameleon-like style to the Peach State’s field of offerings is Atlanta, Georgia-born Yung Joc. After grinding in the streets and doing what he had to do to maintain his rap credibility, the College Park/SWATS-bred MC is getting his chance to shine through the tutelage of Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South. Poised as Atlanta’s next big hip-hop star, Yung Joc is set to break topsoil and emerge fully-grown into hip-hop culture’s mainstream.

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Russell "Block" Spencer interview

Atlanta native Russell “Block” Spencer is credited for guiding Young Jeezy and Boyz N Da Hood to stardom. As part owner of Sho’ Nuff Records, President of Bad Boy South and CEO of his own label Block Ent. the year ahead promises even more hits for Spencer, this week’s Player to Watch.

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Bad Boy South information

Bad Boy South's president, Block, takes time out from running three different labels to speak on choosing between Dr. Dre and Diddy, getting Bruce Willis on a rap record and all the crazy rumors surrounding the future of Boyz N Da Hood.

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Mic Check: Young Joc Interview

The millennium hip-hop world is all about the pride, the culture, and the experience of the South. As the time ushered in a new age, so did it also ordain southern hip-hop, particularly that of Atlanta, as one of its most fertile breeding grounds for producing crops of prolific rappers. These artists flip a mellifluous vernacular and drawl when articulating some of the most colorful stories about growing up in southern ghettos – be they city or rural. No matter how edgy or boastful some of these tales might be, most of the time they are necessary for redefining and broadening the musical landscape.

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Block Ent/Bad Boy South newcomer Yung Joc talks

Block Enterprises/Bad Boy South artist Yung Joc is currently enjoying a huge buzz throughout Atlanta over his first single “It’s Going Down.” SOHH recently had the opportunity to chop it up exclusively with the young rapper about his newfound fame and his upcoming album.

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Bad Boy buys into Block Entertainment

Actually inked on December 10th, 2005, a contractual deal will see Bad Boy Entertainment releasing new Block Entertainment albums from rap newcomer Yung Joc, as well as Boyz N Da Hood members Jody Breeze and Big Gee.

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Another new signing to Bad Boy South

Sean ‘P-Diddy’ Combs and Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South prepare to release the four member boy group, FINAL DRAFT, already blowing up the scene in Atlanta with their debut single ‘What is Luv’ produced by Sam Salter.

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8ball & Mjg new album

Inside MJG’s black Cadillac Escalade, the music from the Orange Mound duo is pulsing through the speakers as he sits in the parking lot of Naj Hammadi, a natural hair care salon in Whitehaven, waiting to get his dreadlocks done.

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Chopper: "I'm going to shock the world like when Janet's titties popped out."

Yesterday, Chopper, aka Young City of Making Da Band fame, was a guest on 106 & Park, along with Bad Boy South’s HNIC Diddy, to premiere the first video, “Lil Daddy” off his debut LP. SOHH.com caught up with Young City exclusively, to find out more about his new album.

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